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About HappytoHS

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  1. We've been a pretty relaxed and eclectic homeschooling family until now but I've recently opened a business so we need to transition to a more structured homeschool/lifestyle. I'm not sure if what I'm looking for exists but I'd appreciate suggestions for an open-and-go curriculum that I can use with 3 kids ages 8, 6 and 4 (mostly to keep her occupied and included) so that we can all be doing the same thing at the same time but at each child's level, with minimal-to-no planning/prep from me. Is there anything remotely like this?
  2. Thank you all for your responses. Farrar, in typing out my op and earlier responses I was beginning to arrive at the same conclusion - back to basics, just go with the algorithm, and practice, practice, practice. She probably moves on too quickly from one topic to the next, before the first one is really ingrained. So maybe I can convince her to take a restorative break and then go back to basics and take it much slower with constant review. Thanks all!
  3. She can understand, explain, draw and compute any number multiplied by a single digit number. When it's multiple digits x multiple digits, she loses herself. There have been times when she has gotten it and successfully completed sheets of problems, only to forget how to do the same problems after she moves on to something else. She literally feels stupid. It doesn't help that she has some older and younger sibs who are naturals at math.
  4. DD13 is creative, really bright in so many ways, but math just isn't one of them. We've used many great resources: C-rods, Zacarro, Beast Academy, Kahn Academy, Math Mammoth, Life of Fred, lots of manipulatives and games, probably others. She has a hard time conceptually and she can't seem to retain much. She is S.U.P.E.R. self motivated and works really hard, keeps trying to find resources that will stick. Despite my telling her to take a break from formal math for a while (I believe in some white space for the brain), she does not want to "fall even further behind" and keeps plugging away. T
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